Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The 'big names' backing my Alan Turing petition

As the BBC reported scientist Richard Dawkins, writer Ian McEwan and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell are all backing my Alan Turing petition.

If you read down the over 16,000 names on the list you'll see other celebrity names popping out, but I have not been able to confirm them. Are you a 'big name' who's backing the campaign? If so, please get in contact.

A big thank you to the 34 professors who have signed the petition, and especially to Professor Noel Sharky for having me on his podcast.

Update Just noticed a tweet from Labour MP Tom Watson about my Alan Turing petition.

Update The British philosopher A. C. Grayling just confirmed that he's signed the petition and thinks it's an "excellent idea".

Update Stephen Fry just tweeted his support.

Update Two more famous scientists on the list: Sir Roger Penrose and Sir Michael Berry.

1 comment:

Huma Shah said...

Fantastic to see 22,721 signatories for your Turing apology petition. Hope it reaches 1 million by the Jan 2010 deadline.

Do you know that signatories include members of the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee (TCAC)? (Chair, Professor S. Barry Cooper, for example).

Here's the TCAC link: http://www.turingcentenary.eu/